Diabetes Cure is it Possible

James Partin By James Partin, 20th Oct 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2di_-n96/
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New research on Diabetes. Cure is around the corner

Diabetes Cure is it possible?

Diabetic cure may be one step closer with a major breakthrough listed in the Journal Cell on October 9, 2014. Harvard researchers working with embryonic stem cells have released that they have been able to get these cells to act like pancreatic beta cells and produce large qualities of insulin, Insulin is a hormone that regulates the glucose levels enabling the body converse of food into useful energy.

This research is especially promising to individuals suffering with Diabetes Type 1; an autoimmune disorder in which the body's defenses attack the pancreatic beta cells in the body preventing the production of insulin. This form of diabetes is more genetic versus type 2, which tends to be more lifestyles based. The research so far has been conducted with laboratory mice has produced much enthusiasm as million of cells have been created that manufacturer insulin in mice. Researchers hope to be able at some point to implant these types of cells in humans with similar results.

"We are now just one pre-clinical step away from the finish line," said Doug Melton one of the lead researchers conducting these trials. Mr. Melton had started researching the possibility of doing this 23 years after his son was diagnosed with the disease. His daughter has also been diagnosed with diabetes.

Worldwide there has been much praise from the research community in the study. It has started to create excitement as to the possibilities and much hope for those suffering from the disease.

Dr Gillian Morrison, from the University of Edinburgh, agreed that this "represents a real advance in the field.”

Another researcher, Prof Chris Mason, a stem cell scientist at University College London has been quoted stating this is "A scientific breakthrough is to make functional cells that cure a diabetic mouse, but a major medical breakthrough is to be able to manufacture at-large enough scale the functional cells to treat all diabetics.”

According to the World Health Organization, there is meanwhile worldwide over 347 million people who suffer from diabetes. Diabetes can lead to heart disease, stoke, foot ulcers, blindness, kidney disease and death. Additionally, 132 billions are spent annually on treatment of this disease of which 66 billion are drug-related.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
20th Oct 2014 (#)

Diabetes is too common an issue everywhere - hope this cure becomes a reality soon, thanks for this share - siva

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author avatar Retired
20th Oct 2014 (#)

This is a very welcome development. Let's hope that a cure is also found for Type 2 - which is what I have, although my lifestyle is about as far removed from the stereotype of a diabetes sufferer as you could imagine!

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author avatar Retired
20th Oct 2014 (#)

Interesting info. Thanks for sharing the news. It would be wonderful to see a cure for diabetes!

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author avatar Joyce Singha
21st Oct 2014 (#)

Homeopathy has some wonderful medicines for people with diabetes; I'm treating 3 right now. Good info in the post.

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author avatar Retired
21st Oct 2014 (#)

I wouldn't have thought that taking sugar pills was a terribly good idea for someone with diabetes!

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author avatar Deepizzaguy
21st Oct 2014 (#)

As the late actor Christopher Reeve once said "When you choose hope, anything is possible." As a victim of diabetes I have hope a cure for the illness is near.

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author avatar AjaySinghChauhan
25th Oct 2014 (#)

very good post and thanks for sharing it with us.

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